Practice Book for Conceptual Physics, The, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Paul G. Hewitt  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
212
Pub.-date
March 2015
ISBN13
9781292057149
ISBN
1292057149
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This book is filled with computational exercise, misconception-busting questions, analogies, and straightforward practice questions and problems that help students “tie it all together.”

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  • NEW! Updated applications are available for digital technology, environment, and energy. These topics are at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness these days and an intelligent awareness of their scientific foundations will give rise to better decision making in the political arena.
  • NEW! A new interior design provides an attractive, fresh, and accessible new look, updating a classic text to be even more student friendly.
  • An extensive full-colour figure and photo program includes the author’s hallmark cartoons, which are both approachable and informative.
  • Fun and easy-to-perform projects involve students in the scientific process of exploration and observation.
  • Insight boxes provide short snippets of information about how topics in the text relate to real-life situations, experiments, and other parts of the book.
  • Enhanced coverage of topics in energy and environment are included and help to keep students aware of current events.

Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics

  • NEW! Revised End of Chapter sections fit Bloom’s Taxonomy. All end of chapter material has been rearranged and revised as needed to fit into Bloom’s taxonomy categories.
  • All sections are now numbered to allow for more instructor flexibility in assigning class material.
  • Check Yourself and Check Your Answer boxes embedded within the text help students gauge their level of understanding of the material just covered.
  • Practicing Physics boxes allow students to work through a problem or experiment based on the material covered in each chapter.
  • A wide variety of problems are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • Conceptual Ranking end of chapter exercises help students master important concepts.
  • Multiple-choice Practice Exams at the end of each part enable the student to assess their grasp of the material they just learned.

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  • NEW! A new interior design provides an attractive, fresh, and accessible new look, updating a classic text to be even more student friendly.
  • NEW! Updated applications are available for digital technology, environment, and energy. These topics are at the forefront of everyone’s consciousness these days and an intelligent awareness of their scientific foundations will give rise to better decision making in the political arena.
  • NEW! Enhanced coverage of topics in energy and environment are included and help to keep students aware of current events.

Build a strong conceptual understanding of physics

  • NEW! Revised End of Chapter sections fit Bloom’s Taxonomy. All end of chapter material has been rearranged and revised as needed to fit into Bloom’s taxonomy categories.
  • NEW! All sections are now numbered to allow for more instructor flexibility in assigning class material.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. About Science 
  • I. MECHANICS
  • 2. Newton’s First Law of Motion: Inertia
  • 3. Linear Motion
  • 4. Newton’s Second Law of Motion: Force and Acceleration
  • 5. Newton’s Third Law of Motion: Action and Reaction 
  • 6. Momentum
  • 7. Energy
  • 8. Rotational Motion
  • 9. Gravity
  • 10. Projectile and Satellite Motion
  • II. PROPERTIES OF MATTER
  • 11. Atomic Nature of Matter
  • 12. Solids
  • 13. Liquids
  • 14. Gases and Plasmas
  • III. HEAT
  • 15. Temperature, Heat and Expansion
  • 16. Heat Transfer
  • 17. Change of Phase
  • 18. Thermodynamics
  • IV. SOUND
  • 19. Vibrations and Waves
  • 20. Sound
  • 21. Musical Sounds
  • V. ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
  • 22. Electrostatics
  • 23. Electric Current
  • 24. Magnetism
  • 25. Electromagnetic Induction
  • VI. LIGHT
  • 26. Properties of Light
  • 27. Color
  • 28. Reflection and Refraction
  • 29. Light Waves
  • 30. Light Emission
  • 31. Light Quanta
  • VII. ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
  • 32. The Atom and the Quantum
  • 33. Atomic Nucleus and Radioactivity
  • 34. Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • VIII. RELATIVITY
  • 35. Special Theory of Relativity
  • 36. General Theory of Relativity
  • Appendices
  • A. Systems of Measurement
  • B. More About Motion
  • C. Graphing
  • D. More About Vectors
  • E. Exponential Growth and Doubling Time

Author

Paul G. Hewitt

Former silver-medal boxing champion, sign painter, uranium prospector, and soldier, Paul began college at the age of 27, with the help of the GI Bill. He pioneered the conceptual approach to teaching physics at the City College of San Francisco. He has taught as a guest teacher at various middle schools and high schools, the University of California at both the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses, and the University of Hawaii at both the Manoa and Hilo campuses. He also taught for 20 years at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which honored him with its Outstanding Educator Award in 2000. He is the author of Conceptual Physics and a co-author of Conceptual Physical Science and Conceptual Physical Science Explorations (with John Suchocki and Leslie Hewitt).